Not even naked residents or hoarders can faze this experienced Dartmouth Park agent
PUBLISHED: 15:47 01 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:07 02 September 2015
Paul Mould, Associate Director of Benham and Reeves in Dartmouth Park deals mainly with Victorian houses, but aspires to an Agatha Christie-style Art Deco number for himself
What’s special/different about your agency?
Most agencies are bunched together on the same high street, We are in our own unique village spot in Dartmouth Park, right at the heart of the local community.
Where do you live and with whom?
I live in Ealing with my wife and two grown up children.
Why did you buy your current property? What’s your favourite thing about it?
Peace and quiet-Our road is a cul-de-sac with no traffic, and our garden backs onto a cemetery with beautiful trees and wildlife. It’s a semi-detached Victorian house with loads of original character.
If you weren’t an estate agent what would you be?
I would love to manage a motorsport team and travel worldwide, my father was a motorcycle racer in the 1960s and it’s in the blood.
When did you buy your first property and what was it like?
I bought my first flat in 1992. A cute garden flat in Acton, two children arrived soon after and we out grew it.
What’s your dream house?
Any of the wonderful 1930s Art Deco houses used for filming locations for ‘Poirot’, preferably with a swimming pool and sea view.
What’s the most shocking/surprising thing you’ve seen on the job?
In 26 years I’ve seen it all from hoarders to naked bodies!
In what ways has the north London property market changed since you started out?
When I first started most Victorian houses were being converted into flats, now it’s the reverse where buyers are keen to acquire and keep them as single family dwellings.
What are your top tips for things to do in north London?
We are so lucky to have Camden Town on our doorstep, watch the sun set from Primose Hill then venture to Camden for fun and food.
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